Re: straw poll

Elizabeth Childs (
Wed, 25 Aug 1999 23:51:17 -0700

> > Robert J. Bradbury wrote: Lets take a straw poll, how many people
> > in the group were "outsiders" as children, e.g. played mostly alone,
> > had only a few friends, or were generally rejected by the social
> > cliques that educational system produces?

I don't think this is going to tell us much unless we ask the same question on another mailing list as a control group. I suspect that A) People who spend a lot of time in electronic communication may have a somewhat different psychological profile than people who do not B) People will be more inclined to reply to any yes-or-no poll when they can answer the question "yes", as shown by the responses to the smoking poll (It seemed like 80% of people who replied to that poll said that yes, they do smoke, which would be around double the rate in the general population) and C) As already mentioned, many if not most people feel alienated as children.

A poll in another group would control for these factors and possible give us enough information to compare extropians to that group.

Elizabeth Childs
Space food is good food.